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Poster: Quasarider Date: Feb 5, 2013 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cryptical Envelope

http://www.gdtstoo.com/deadfile/tableenvelopes.html
In case anyone has not seen these there is a lot of cool artwork. I always wondered if you took the time on the envelope did it help your chances in the lottery? I would hope you got the tix. I would hate to see my envelope for a show I did not get to see. Well this is only pre sale but still.
13 pages worth in this link
http://www.gdtstoo.com/GDTSTOOTravelEnvelopes2012.html

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 4, 2013 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

They've made a whole book out of these envelope illustrations - Dead Letters, which came out in 2011, consists almost entirely of the illustrated envelopes from ticket orders in the '80s/90s. It's neat for those who're into Dead fan art - they sort the illustrations by theme.

The lucky winners were more or less randomly selected - a nice illustration might catch the eye, but they were also selected by postdate, location, just being on top of the pile, etc... Not much else could be done when GDTS was getting at least four times as many requests as there were tickets.

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Poster: Quasarider Date: Feb 5, 2013 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

I might have to see if I can find it at a bookstore to take a look at it. Was thinking of ordering it on amazon but want to get a glimpse first.

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Poster: Judge TOOTMO Date: Feb 6, 2013 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

Bill Walton is listed as one of the authors (I'm guessin' he probably wrote an intro or something.)

Looks like it is also a history of "Dead Freaks Unite" and the mailing list, etc.

Enjoy,
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: Skobud Date: Feb 5, 2013 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

It had to be the proper date postmark, a US Postal service money order only, and a lot of luck. Mail would take longer to arrive from closer to the office vs. across the country in some cases. It was a straight up crapshoot by the end. By Fall '93 I quit trying to mail order and went exclusively with scalpers that were local to the venue. Paid a hefty price but never got shut out.

Now that I think about it, I never went without a ticket except for Spring '89, and scored tix for all 3 shows. I guess I was a little lucky for those three.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 5, 2013 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

Got tix for the 9/90 Richfield shows that way. Even found an image of the envelope on the GDAO site recently.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 6, 2013 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

http://archive.org/details/gd1990-09-08.sbd.miller.92241.sbeok.flac16

The second set is burned into my brain (esp. the Eyes & Estimated & Terrapin).
I wrote 'one more sat night' on a big joint the night before... Had to wait til the encore to smoke it. It was worth it.

Can you post your envelope pix plz?? Would love to see it :)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 5, 2013 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

Interesting that those are from Furthur. So now I'm picturing the real life of the envelope artists:

It's lunchtime at the office. He sits down in the cubicle with some magic markers grabbed from the conference room. Luckily it was a good magic marker day: flip charts, white board, the works. He goes to google for some creative concepts. Takes a sip of coffee. Inspiration, move me brightly ...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzocnhCL5K1rof6qoo1_500.jpg


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Poster: Quasarider Date: Feb 5, 2013 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

you just gotta poke around!!!! + I put the wrong link up.
http://www.gdtstoo.com/deadfile/tableenvelopes.html


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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 5, 2013 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope, 2013 Edition

Why "wrong"? Don't tell me this office ain't got no heart.

See, it starts with one little envelope ...

http://meinit.nl/files/images/office_panel_1.preview.jpg

And then, before you know it ...

Fire, fire in the cu-u-bicle ...

http://meinit.nl/files/images/office_panel_9.preview.jpg




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Poster: ll rain Date: Feb 5, 2013 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

I'm not sure why but when I moved to CA from east coast every time I mail ordered I got the tickets. SO I thought it was an advantage to be closer to San Rafael. I mail ordered from my Navy ship at sea on the correct date for NYE 91 and got all 4 shows.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 5, 2013 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cryptical Envelope

There is a whole display of these at the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame. I would say maybe only 15 or so. Very nice to
look at real close. Thanks for that link though!
Gonna have to check into LIAs info now.
They are spectacular...
This is the only crappy pix I could snap without getting
caught:

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